Introduction to Wolves

The wolf is a predator at the top of the food chain. There is evidence that wolves have been in existence since the Pleistocene age some 300,000 years ago. The wolf is in the tales and legends of many cultures; they are famous for their dedication to the pack and for mostly monogamous pairing. Wolves live, travel and hunt in packs of 4-7 animals on average. It is thought the gray wolf, or timber wolf (Canis lupus) may have been the ancestor of our modern day dogs.


The wolf is the largest member of the canine family. Read about the Mexican Gray Wolf, some up close wolf encounters and a visit to a wolf center.

More on Wolves

The Mexican Gray Wolf
The Gray Wolf has a larger natural distribution than any other mammal except humans. It once ranged through all of North America from the Arctic Circle to central Mexico.

Up Close and Not Personal - The California Wolf Center in Julian, CA

Return of El Lobo - Southwestern Wolves Make Their Troubled Way Home

Vampire Wolf Bit My Arm - A Visit to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.

Videos on wolves in Arizona

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